Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
KISHNA DAVIS (Bess) made her New York City Opera debut singing the role of Bess in their production of Porgy and Bess, conducted by John DeMain - a role she repeated with the Philadelphia Opera, Virginia Opera and Indianapolis Opera companies as well as in Rome, Sienna and Warsaw. Ms. Davis appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra and National Symphony (conducted by Leonard Slatkin) in a concert version of Porgy and Bess and returned the following summer to Cleveland to sing Frasquita in Carmen under the baton of Leonard Slatkin and performed as the soprano soloist in a Duke Ellington Concert. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Annapolis Symphony among many others. In Europe, Ms. Davis has performed symphonic concerts in Berlin, Prague, Altenburg and Stuttgart. Operatic engagements include Nedda in I Pagliacci with Opera Memphis, Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking with the Baltimore Opera, the title roles in Tosca and Aida with Metro Lyric Opera, Musetta in La Bohème, the title role in Suor Angelica and the title role in Carlyle Floyd's Susannah, conducted by James Conlon. Ms. Davis holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Morgan State University.
    Kevin Short (Porgy)
Kenneth Overtton (Porgy)
Kishna Davis (Bess)
Donita Volkwijn (Bess)
Reyna Carguill (Serena)
Phillip Boykin (Crown)
Reggie Whitehead (Sportin' Life)
Gwendolyn Brown (Maria)
Eric McKeever (Jake)
Chazmond Peacock (Mingo)
Taiwan Norris (Robbins)
Sequina Dubose (Clara)
Johnny Lee Green (Peter)
Natalya Simone Thomas (Lily)
Ambe Williams (Annie/Lily Understudy)
Mari-Yan Pringle (Strawberry Woman/
   Serena Understudy)
Frederick Jackson (Jim/Porgy Understudy)
Darnell Ishmel (Undertaker/Jake Understudy)
Sean T. Miller (Crabman/Nelson/
   Sportin' Life Cover)
Charles Jason Freeman (Funeral Solo Baritone/Jim/
   Undertaker Understudy)
Taleesha Janine Scott (Funeral Solo Soprano/
   Clara Understudy)
Colleen Beaumont (Ensemble/Bess Understudy)
Jeanette Blakeney (Ensemble/Maria Understudy)
Jaime Cepero (Ensemble/Scipio)
Jason McKinney (Ensemble/Crown Understudy)
Anthony P. McGlaun (Ensemble/Mingo/Robbins/
   Peter/Nelson/Crabman Understudy)
Angela Owens (Ensemble/
   Strawberry Woman Understudy)